Nature in the Home is back - hooray! It's always good to have a bit of focus when Joe and I are out on our walks.
Lou encouraged us to get out there and see what we could find to reflect the season (as opposed to visiting the florist). Not a problem for us as we always bring home some gifts from nature to display around the house.
Today we brought back a few little bits and pieces: a sprig of blackberries in various stages of ripeness; some oak twigs complete with leaves; seed heads; more honesty and some elderberries.
Scouting around I realised that this year had been a bumper one for conkers. Either that or I'm just noticing them more. And there were lots and lots of ladybirds. In fact there was one wandering around our kitchen ceiling when we got home.
As well as the little display for Nature in the Home, my dried collection (which resides in the kitchen) continues to grow.
I still can't get enough of the honesty heads - little paper moons. They look pearlescent when the light shines through them. Maybe I'll try growing some. Speaking of dried arrangements I love dried hydrangeas but we don't own a hydrangea bush and I'm not keen on the idea of sneakily snipping some from a stranger's garden (or - gasp - a churchyard). Maybe I'll ask around and see if any friends or relatives have some. Ideally in pink or purple.
I don't ask for much...